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president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> today president obama continue
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
. right now the nasdaq is up 12 points at 3650. >>> developing news, president obama says the u.s. is still trying to confirm a deadly chemical weapons attack in syria near the capital of damascus. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. you know, we are already in communications with the entire international community. >> president obama tells cnn that if toxic gases were used, such actions are very troublesome and will require america's attention. he didn't specify what, if any, action the u.s. would take against syria. there could be 1,000 to 1600 victims in this week's attack. the syrian government denies involvement. >>> new this morning, north and south korea will allow families who have been separated for decades to see each other again. the emotional reunions will happen late next month at a north korean mountain resort. it will be the first such reunion to take place in three years. 100 families each from the sort and south have been invited to the event. the announcement is the latest conciliatory announcement from the north whic
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's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe thi
party republican lawmakers go out and make the case of the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing them jobs. it's having hours cut back. we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st the health care changes open. it could become a high stakes political game of chicken. the option lawmakers have to buy more time i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today president obama continues his two-day bus tour talking about making college affordsable for middle class students. the president speaks this afternoon. firs in new york and then in pennsylvania. >>> a woman impersonating a city worker duped two elderly women living at a home on deborah drive. the imposter came to their door and was check out an infestation of snakes in the area the victims were only able to give a vague description of that phony letter. >>> police are searching far man that escaped from an alameda county facility. they arrested 53-year-old george davis last week after a stron
was backed up for miles. >>> today president obama kicked off a two day tour on increased access to education. federal aid would require congressional approval and would be based on a school's grading. schools would compete for students. the president also wants to tie financial aid to student progress and says the money will be disbursed over the semester as coursework is completed. >> it is time to stop subsidizing schools that are not producing good results nd future. oal is to have college value ratings before the 2015h#o school year. assault at uc berkley%bwentó7!  triggered an audit. ç filed saying thattyç>x cases were eit ignored for8y months or treated with skepticism. it includes three other universities. investigators will focus on the campuses report assaults. k=ie event have a new home here in the bay area. pieces of the berlin wall are on display outsideyqn the mount tape view library. the wall represented the democracy. pxñ installed these massive pieces outside the library today. privately owned business. but)-r4!m after aiup change of k recipient of the donation. >> the
. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to write a new chapter on college costs proposing ideas like, more federal aid for colleges that keep costs down and capping student loan payments at 10% of income so students don't earn a second-degree in personal debt. >> i avoid loans as much as i can, but i do have to -- you have to get loans. it's almost impossible. >> reporter: until then, parents will pinch pennies and students will study hard hoping when they graduate, they don't move straight into the poorhouse. >> i'm just excited that she gets to do this. it's something that i wanted to do for myself but i get to experience that with her together. >> reporter: now, it costs about $3,000 a semester here, nothing to sneeze at. because prop 30 passed tuition is lower this year than last year. one more number to wrap your head around. these freshmen are part of the clash of 2017. reporting live in san francisco, i'm brian webb, kpix 5. >> the bay area is home to two of the top three universities in the world. that's according to new rankings by a university in china. stanford came in second on
could lead to war with syria? president obama addressed that issue in an interview earlier this morning. >> that starts getting to core national interests that the united states has. both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. this is something that is going to require america's attention and hopefully the entire international community's attention. >> for the latest on the information in syria let's go to nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, in cairo with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. the administration is weighing it's options trying to figure out what happened in syria and who was responsible before taking any action, let alone military action. the un secretary general says if it's proved that chemical weapons were used by any party it would be a crime against humanity and should result in serious consequences. meanwhile, russia which is an ally of the syrian regime has joined other nations in calling u.n. inspectors who are in dam
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